Now Streaming: Netflix Instant Alternatives To Jack Ryan, Ride Along And The Nut Job

By Kristy Puchko 2014-01-17 05:41:33discussion comments

Ride Along
Comedian Kevin Hart stars as a man so desperate to impress his fiancée's tough-as-nails cop brother that he agrees to go on a 24-hour patrol with him to prove himself. Ice Cube co-stars; Tim story directs. Read our review here.

If you prefer your action sequences bombastic and served with heaping helpings of witty one-liners, you'll want to dig into to this triple-helping buddy comedies. Whether it’s a steely sheriff and his gun nut best bud, a rookie agent and his hard to impress mentor, or two trouble-finding nightclub owners, this trio of titles offers pairings that will leave you in stitches.

The Last Stand (2013) In the English-language debut of I Saw the Devil director Ji-woon Kim, Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as the sheriff of a sleepy border town whose biggest trouble are the public disturbances caused by a jackass gun collector (Johnny Knoxville). That is until a dangerous drug kingpin begins gunning toward his town in a break from prison, barreling toward the border. It's basically High Noon made for Schwarzenegger's larger than life screen presence. Forest Whitaker, Eduardo Noriega, and Luis Guzmán.

Men in Black (1997) Will Smith stars as an NYPD cop whose tenacity and unflappable attitude makes him a top recruit for a secret government police force that deals strictly with extraterrestrials. They are the Men in Black, stopping aliens from world domination and keeping the public totally unaware. Tommy Lee Jones co-stars; Barry Sonnenfeld directs.

Harlem Nights (1989) Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor star as a Quick and Ray, two slick operators running an illegal casino in Prohibition-era Harlem. Club Sugar Ray was the place to be, but when corrupt cops and trigger-happy thugs put their business at risk, they will have to depend on each other and a cast of quirky characters to keep on the lights. Redd Foxx, Della Reese and Jasmine Guy co-star; Eddie Murphy directs.
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